A story of online chat rooms causing chaos on Wall Street, your computer and now the halls Washington.
To avoid environmental catastrophe the fight to mitigate and adapt to climate change must continue
Former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis, broadcaster David Suzuki, author Naomi Klein, Professor Noam Chomsky, poets El Jones and George Elliott Clarke, rock legend Roger Waters, Green MP Paul Manly, as well as former MPs Svend Robinson, Libby Davies and Jim Manly and more than 100 other academics, activists and artists, are calling on the Canadian government to stop propping up a repressive and corrupt dictatorship in Haiti.
After nearly three decades as an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), I now find myself teaching a course in Protest Movements and Democracy at Toronto’s York University. It would be fair to say that my experience in the struggles of poor working class communities has had a very big influence on my view of both protests and democracy. We live in an unequal and exploitative society that, in a thousand ways, serves the interests of wealth and power and there is no reason to believe that the formal right to vote has fundamentally changed that. In order to advance democracy in a meaningful way, it is necessary for working class people to be aware of their interests and to act collectively to defend them.
Rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions is critical to avoiding increasing climate change impacts. Doing so won't immediately stop the world from heating, but it will improve life quickly. Because gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide remain in the atmosphere for varying lengths of time (CO2 for 300 to 1,000 years, methane and nitrous oxide for far less time), temperatures will rise even after we've stopped pumping them into the atmosphere.
Dear Dr. Steve,
Yesterday morning, The New York Times reported the Taliban is on the cusp of total victory in Afghanistan.
The Times being the Times, of course, it didn't put it quite that way.
"The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink," said the American national newspaper of record in its eccentrically anachronistic headline style.
Making government work for people requires skillful leadership, capable public servants, and financial muscle.
In the age of neoliberalism, government is assigned a much-reduced role.
Canada’s ability to knit together an accelerated climate and economic revitalization plan has been put to the test as its decentralized governments aim for long-term recovery from COVID-19.
The country is in dire need of a green recovery, not least because the emissions collaterally decreased from pandemic lockdowns are temporary, but also due to the need to strengthen public health against a deteriorating environment, create resilient high-skilled jobs, and shift consumer behaviour.
It's demoralizing to watch Canada behave like an evil, twisted Robin Hood -- taking from poor countries' meagre supply of vaccines and injecting them into the (comparatively rich) arms of Canadians.
Attempting to justify this ugly behaviour, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau points out that Canada has contributed to COVAX, the international agency established to help poor countries access the vaccine.